Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Due to forecast high winds, Hatfield Forest will be closed on Saturday the 21st of October. For more information please visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatfield-forest/features/high-winds-in-the-forest

Ancient royal hunting forest

More about this place

Hatfield Forest

What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest


Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Deer Rut Walk for Adults 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Join us for a glimpse into the secretive world of fallow deer and perhaps catch a glace of the rut in action.

Deer Rut Walk for Families 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Catch a fascinating glimpse of the secret world of fallow deer.

Night Hike

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Join us for a nature walk at night.

Father Christmas & Festive Fun

Wed 06 Dec 2017
Meet Father Christmas and his helpers at Hatfield Forest
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Eating and shopping

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Extract from 1757 plan with inset of Capability Brown

Capability Brown and Hatfield Forest 

We have recently uncovered exciting evidence that Capability Brown prepared a small scheme for altering the lake and lakeside area.

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Our work

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest

Creating a living laboratory at Hatfield Forest 

Find out how we're working with world-leading tree and soil experts to create a living laboratory in Hatfield Forest.

A tree trunk snapped near the base

High winds in Hatfield Forest 

When there's a storm a-brewing, we need to close the forest.

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Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.